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Re: lenny regression initrd/lvm/ rootfs detection timeout

On Tue, Oct 07, 2008 at 03:54:59PM +0200, Florian Lohoff wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 07, 2008 at 03:10:47PM +0200, maximilian attems wrote:
> > > > standard answer boot with
> > > > rootdelay=X
> > > 
> > > It worked with etch without that parameter and the upgraded did not add
> > > it so its a lenny regression - isnt it?
> > 
> > no it was just luck that it didn't hit you previously.
> > kernel gives no guarantee on timing.
> This renders the argument with "rootdelay=" moot - When the kernel gives
> no guarantee on timing ANY rootdelay works just by luck. So coming back
> to this issue i consider this still a bug - When a block device comes
> available the lvm code needs to scan it in case the rootfs is an lvm.
> The whole issue with finding the rootfs in the initrd needs to be
> triggered and not waited for base on the statement of yours.

too late for such changements and no that is not the solution either.

if you read realease notes for etch you find a rootdelay chapter,
probably is copied over to lenny.

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